Radioactive isotopes found following Russia rocket explosion

Radioactive isotopes have been discovered by Russia’s state weather agency following the explosion of a rocket engine. Five nuclear scientists were killed and three others injured in an accident earlier this month during a missile test at a military site in Read More …

Radioactivity levels abnormally high in France’s Loire river

French nuclear watchdogs warned on Tuesday that they had registered abnormally high radioactivity levels in part of the central River Loire downstream from five atomic reactors. The unusually high levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen released from nuclear Read More …

IAEA Reviews Canada’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Framework

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today concluded an 11-day mission to review Canada’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) framework for nuclear and radiological emergencies. The Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) was carried out at the request of the Read More …

New York National Guard Soldiers hone domestic nuclear disaster response skills at Guard Response exercise

One hundred and sixty New York Army National Guard Soldiers spent May 8-16 honing their emergency response skills during exercise Guardian Response 2019 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Guardian Response exercises validate Army units ability to support state and local authorities Read More …

Faslane nuclear fears after 500 ‘significant’ safety alerts at Trident sub base in a year

More than 500 “significant” health and safety incidents were recorded at the Faslane nuclear submarine base last year, the Sunday Mail can reveal. Documents released to the SNP under Freedom of Information for the Royal Navy facility near Helensburgh, in Dunbartonshire, show Read More …

The Army wants mobile nuclear reactors for FOBs, but some scientists say that’s ‘naive’

The Army wants to bring back mobile nuclear reactors to power forward bases and is asking industry how to make that happen. A collection of scientists that closely monitor nuclear issues thinks that the concept is “naive,” dangerous and describes Read More …

North Las Vegas compound is vital to national security

The Cold War-era compound of warehouses hums along quietly in the background of North Las Vegas. Inside the nondescript buildings of the Nevada National Security Site location that dot a sprawling parking lot are the people who help ensure the Read More …

More than 500 ‘safety events’ recorded at UK nuclear submarine base since 2006

More than 500 safety events have been recorded at the home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent since 2006, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew disclosed the figure in a letter in response to a parliamentary question Read More …